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A soft, lightweight, usually printed fabric made of wool, cotton, or rayon.
[Possibly from the surname Challis.]
challis(ˈʃælɪ; -lɪs) or
(Textiles) a lightweight plain-weave fabric of wool, cotton, etc, usually with a printed design
[C19: probably from a surname]
a soft plain-weave fabric in wool, cotton, or rayon, usu. in a small print.
[1840–50; perhaps after Challis, a surname]
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